The road to 13th World Karate Championship has began, two weeks ago Europe started to shape their team, now the Japan will do the same! With that focus,The 54 All Japan Open Karate Championship should be interesting for everyone across the world.
Shinkyokushin Open Weigh EC will always have a high status. The “Open-Weight” includes so many factors that one have to be very competent to be successful. We find the Open-Weight in the World Championship, All japan Open and the EC – as some of the most interesting tournaments to watch – This years winner has been in all of them.
Shinkyokushin Open Weight EC was held Saturday 3rd December, Poland. Organized in/by Kokoro Cup format – tournament. As one could expect, some fall outs during the last time in towards the tournament was a fact. After a World Championship in September – one could not be surprised. Luckily the mass of fighters and the level are very satisfying!
+85㎏ Men heavy-weight The heaviest category is a very solid category and it contains 32 fighters. That mean no 1st round walk, and 5 fights to secure the tittle. This category contains some of the strongest fighters across the world – and the status to win is sky-high!
Women + 60 kg category – seventeen fighters from eleven nation. The heaviest category in the women division have three world champions among the fighters in the line up, and now we will get another one! This category, in this championship with this line up, will give the value of this world tittle sky-high.
Men Middleweight -75 kg category with many profiles from different regions. Japan, Europe and Central Asia have some very highly merited fighters in this category. In this category one must be ready for top fight in the first round already. This is an example when one have a championship with only qualified fighter in the line up – the fuse are lit..
Women middleweight -55 kg – a category stacked with top fighters from all over the world. That include world champion IFK, and world champion KWU and top of that WKO world champion – no once but twice.
Closing in to The 7th World Karate Championships in weight categories we like to take a look at the fighters, the draw and the expectations that raises for every day. When you have a World Championship whit criteria that one have to qualify to enter – the level will of course be sharpened. Women -50 kg category Lightweight.
10th – 12th of April, the 37th edition of the Swedish Easter camp will be held, in Östersund, Sweden. A highly eminent instructor panel are ready to welcome all to a traditional Kyokushin camp. Trough the years the camp has attracted participants from Europe, USA and even had guest from Japan.Continue reading
25th January, the annual Stora Höga Open was held. This is – unlike most of the rapports we read, a tournament adjusted and organized for the width and not the elite. A great “first time” tournament, building the new generation of full contact fighters – but also for fighters with some more experience. The tournament system are very good, since it gives junior fighters more than one fight, even if they should loose in the first fight. 209 fighters from three nations, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.Continue reading